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Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway “Adonis” to “Ganymed”
Austria-Hungary | 1846 | 6 produced

In 1846, the KFNB had six 4-2-0 machines manufactured by Günther in Wiener Neustadt, which were basically similar to the Norris locomotives from the USA. They were lighter than other machines previously made by European manufacturers. They were given the names “Adonis”, “Jason”, “Deucalion”, “Phaeton”, “Endymion” and “Ganymed”.

The “Jason” fell victim to a boiler explosion in 1848. The technical data given refer to the state after the boilers had been replaced on the other five locomotives between 1853 and 1865. After the “Adonis” had been retired in 1862, all others were retired in 1866.

ManufacturerWiener Neustadt
Axle config4-2-0 (Jervis) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length loco22 ft 8 1/4 in
Wheelbase10 ft 10 15/16 in
Service weight38,801 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power134 hp (100 kW)
Optimal speed12 mph
Starting effort7,402 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter49.8 in
Boiler pressure94 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 14 1/2 x 21 3/4 in
Firebox area74.3 sq ft
Tube heating area710.4 sq ft
Evaporative heating area784.7 sq ft
Total heating area784.7 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 07/2023

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